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Wedding Dress Styles for the Curvy Bride

We take a look at some of this season’s key styles for the curvy bride


Curvy bride

With more collections embracing designs tailored towards a fuller-figure we take a look at some of this season’s key styles for the curvy bride

Ballgown

Guaranteed to make any bride feel like royalty, a ball-gown style wedding dress is the choice for ladies who want to highlight their chest and cleavage while minimizing attention on their lower half. The natural hourglass shape of a ball-gown creates a clinched in waist, and necklines can be tailored to suit your individual taste to show off as much (or as little) as you like.

curvy bride - ballgown wedding dress (4)
Sonsie by Veromia
curvy bride - ballgown wedding dress (3)
Julietta by Mori Lee
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Dress from Callista
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Women by Venus

Mermaid

Mermaid dresses are a sexy, seductive and stylish way to show off your body on the big day. Closely fitted from the chest down, a mermaid dress shoots outwards at knee or calf-level to create an eye-catching flare and stunning design feature. For plus-size brides, they are the ideal shape to create a natural curve in your body which mimics the gown.

curvy bride - mermaid wedding dress (1)
Women by Venus collection
curvy bride - mermaid wedding dress (2)
Roz la Kelin collection
curvy bride - mermaid wedding dress (3)
Julietta by Mori Lee collection

A-Line

For curvy brides blessed with a flawless hourglass figure, the A-Line dress will hug and cling to all the right places. Fitted across the body, the A-Line works well for shorter ladies who want to give the illusion of an elongated body.

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White Rose collection
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Alfred Angelo collection
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Callista collection

Top Tips for Curvy Brides

  1. Emphasize those curves! Opt for a dress which clinches in at the waist or fits snugly around the hips to create an enviable hourglass figure.
  2. Search for structure. Proper boning in a dress is what keeps it comfortable and wearable all day long.
  3. Embrace shapewear! All brides turn to shapewear to create a flawless finish for their bridal look.
  4. Be fabric wise! Some fabrics are more forgiving than others. Taffeta is a great choice for the curvier bride, as well as ruched satin.
  5. Pay attention to the neckline. Many brides tend to jump for a strapless gown, but sometimes a V or high neck is a great way to elongate the body and add an air of seductiveness.
  6. Wear it with confidence! Whether you are at your first fitting, or strutting down the aisle like it’s a runway, a wedding dress always looks its very best when worn with confidence.